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The University of Wyoming Department of Music has a rich and varied schedule of performances throughout the year.

Check back often to see what's coming up next!

PLEASE NOTE: The Fine Arts Building is now The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA)

Tickets | Music Department: Pick 5 Ticket DealJazz Studies Concert Season 2017-2018 | Symphony Orchestra Season 2017-2018 | UW Presents


Chorale by Candlelight

Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 7, 7:30 pm
St. Mathhews Cathedral
Ticketed

A Hot Chocolate Holiday

Saturday, December 9, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 10, 3:00 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

What means December holidays? Two things that come to mind are hot chocolate, and the UW Music Department's annual Gala Holiday Concerts. So UW has combined them into this year's concert theme: A Hot Chocolate Holiday.

Chocolate music? All the combined choirs will sing Hot Chocolate from The Polar Express. Bel Canto and Statesmen will combine in a jazz style to present Ella Fitzgerald's Hotta Chocolatta. Faculty soprano Maureen Boddicker will sing a Bach aria, Ah, how sweet chocolate tastes, more delicious than a thousand kisses. Finally, the voices and orchestra will present a new song, The Chocolate Carol.

Punch Williamson, Laramie's favorite Englishman, is the narrator this year, and will also perform his signature organ postlude. As always, groups from all parts of the music department are performing. The Bel Canto Women's Chorus and the Civic Chorus are conducted by Holly Dalrymple, the Singing Statesmen by Nicole Lamartine, the Symphony Orchestra by Michael Griffith, and the Wind Symphony by Robert Belser.

Other pieces on the concerts include Christmas Mambo, a light Cuban-style version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (a bit of salsa in your chocolate), and Midnight Sleighride, a jazzy version of Prokofiev's Troika (what’s more perfect than some chocolate after a snowy ride?) A new tune by contemporary composer Steven Sametz called Noel is built on a repeating idea of music for each vocal section building to a rousing ending. And what holiday concert is complete without Leroy Anderson’s ever-popular Sleigh Ride? As always, the concert will end with the combined forces doing a carol medley. This year, Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas fills that exciting role.

Chamber Orchestra: Airs and Dances, Old and New

Sunday, February 11, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Mozart, Serenata Notturna
Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite #3
Piazzolla, 3 Pieces For Piano and Chamber Orchestra

Helios Trio

Wednesday, February 14, 7:30 pm
BCPA Recital Hall
Free

Festival of Winds: Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony

Thursday, February 22, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Festival of Winds: Jazz Ensembles I & II

Friday, February 23, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Faculty Recital Series: Two-Gether

Sunday, February 25, 3:00 pm
BCPA Recital Hall
Free

Featuring:

Maureen Boddicker, soprano
Katrina Zook, mezzo-soprano
Theresa Bogard, keyboards

Symphony: Bach By Any Other Name

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Maslanka, A Dance at the Edge of the World
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5, Reformation

Featuring:

Sherry Sinift, violin
James Przygocki, viola
James Anderson, guest conductor

MANCAMP and Wyoming Women of Song

Friday, March 2 - Saturday, March 3
BCPA Concert Hall

MANCAMP is an experience focused on young male singers from grades 5 through 12 in a two day festival devoted to developing male ensemble singing through mentorship, skill, and performance.

Wyoming Women of Song celebrates the high school level female singer in a two day festival offering music and vocal skills, rehearsals, and performance.

Faculty Recital Series: Modern Classics

Sunday, March 4, 3:00 pm
BCPA Recital Hall
Free

Featuring:

Nicole Riner, flute
Chi-Chen Wu, piano

UW Jazz Festival featuring The Bad Plus

Thursday, March 22 - Friday, March 23
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Collegiate Chorale

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Jazz Ensembles and Western Blue

Friday, April 13, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

A Choral Collage

Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Wind Symphony: The Winds of Change

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Civic Chorus and Community Band

Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Symphony Orchestra: A Choral Trio Finale

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Berstein, Candide Overture and Chichester Pslams
Beethoven, Triple Concerto
Brahms, Nänie

Featuring:

Lysander Piano Trio, soloists
UW Choirs: Collegiate Chorale, Singing Statesmen, Bel Canto Women's Chorus, Laramie Civic Chorus

Faculty Recital Series: Theresa Bogard and Friends - Trios for Viola, Cello, and Piano

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm
BCPA Recital Hall
Free

Featuring:

Theresa Bogard, piano
Glêsse Collet, viola
Barbara Thiem, cello

Symphonic Band

Monday, April 30, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Happy Jacks

Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Free


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